Laptop is fine - it can see the desktop and itself just fine; it is connected to the switch via wireless.
Desktop is problem - just reformatted hardrive and reloaded OS - then did all updates. Now with SP3. it is connected wired to the switch.
Desktop cannot see anything in the workgroup - it cant see itself or the laptop.
File Sharing Enabled- Check
Network Wizard Run - Check
Netbois installed - Check
Firewall disabled - Check
Same workgroup name - Check... See More
different computer names - Check
Desktop can ping the laptop - Check
Unplugged and replugged in the router/switch - check
Edited by nostril, 16 December 2009 - 01:14 PM.